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jackson steps down, we assess the track record of the administration's environmental agency. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> warner: five days and counting with plenty of tit-for- tat charges, but no agreement in sight. that, in short, summed up the state of affairs in washington today as the fiscal cliff deadline loomed, january first. it would mean more than $600 billion in across-the-board tax increases and automatic spending cuts. >> come the first of this year, americans will have less income than they have today. if we go over the cliff, and it
've been following since 4:30 this morning. a water main break on jackson. ktvu's alex savidge was first on the scene and joins us to tell us when crews expect to have the water shut off. it was supposed to be at 7:00. but that's no longer the case? >> reporter: that's correct. the time frame, obviously being pushed back. it's a very complicated process from what i understand as they are still trying to isolate where the break is on this underground water line and what those workers are doing from the city of hayward's water department, they are checking the valves near this intersection trying to see which one of them will shut off the water. obviously they haven't found it yet. lanes of traffic are closed down. more of them have opened up. so cars are coming through. this is jackson and santa clara streets. as you can see, it's right near the ent transto 880 -- entrance to 880. water is still running down the street. this is what it looked like when this 12-inch line ruptured. firefighters were called in to cut off the flow of water. it wasn't a simple fix. so apparently, the water dep
and again. it's the third time's a charm for janet jackson. the private superstar, now engaged to a billionaire. yeah. a "b." who is he? and why isn't she wearing the ring? we're going to have all the details ahead. and it is a very large ring, i might add. >>> but first, sam, again, this weather. coast-to-coast, it has stopped this country. >> this is the storm we've been talking about since the weekend. and then yesterday, it delivered all the snow. let me show you the pictures that we've been getting in. facebook and twitter. you have been sending in pictures like this. this is in the middle of inn. you see the trucks lined up on slippery roads. even though the snow may have stopped in some locations, we're still dealing with slippery roads and black ice. it's a real issue here. and it now moves into the northeast. here's the snowfall totals. central illinois, 18 inches of snow. indianapolis, by the way, that 7.5 inches of snow, that's the biggest one-event snowfall we've had in about four years. the middle of the country trying to clean up those roads. and this morning, rig
main break in hayward. it is at the intersection of jackson and santa clara. if to get you more new is faster we will turn to mike pelton. >> the water continues to flood the intersection perry ed uc some of the through traffic is still able to come through. the officers do have a few lines that are open. road flares and officers are on the same. they stated that this broke out about 3:30 a.m.. they hope to have the water shut off within the next hour to 45 minutes. they stated that this does not mean that this road will open back up. >> congress has nearly avoided a fiscal cliff. the republican-led house of representatives agreed on a compromise late last night. if less than 24 hours after the deal was passed by the senate. if the final house vote was 257 to 167, with 85 republicans joining democrats. the vote capped off weeks of back and forth between chambers. president obama praised the compromise, saying that he does not want a repeat of the bickering in future negotiations. >> the bill case and come taxes the same for everyone except individuals making $400,000 a year or more.
cliff finale this morning. a deal was done for most americans. >> hallie jackson has more live in our washington bureau. can we stop saying "fiscal cliff"? >> not just yet. we still have the battles ahead of us. the president is on his way to hawaii after thanking leaders overnight for coming to a deal. >> the motion is adopted. >> 2013 begins with a bang. there was the late night house vote. >> this was a monumental task, especially with the time growing short. >> most of us will not see higher income taxes except for families making more than $450,000. the tax policy center estimates three-quarters of americans will still pay a little more to the irs. the social security payroll tax cut is expiring. the bill extends unemployment benefits to the end of 2013. the president is now headed towards hawaii. he had hoped for more of a grand bargain. >> there wasn't enough support for a larger agreement. >> this measure sets up more battles moving forward, as house speaker john boehner promises to push reforms to the entitlement programs that are driving the country more and more into debt.
is gurgling up. it is causing problems right now. this is on jackson street and santa clara. they've got a problem out there. the workers are out there. the police are out there. the water is flowing into the road. eastbound traffic on jackson is closed but the westbound traffic is still open. as you can see it got a mess. firefighters are working to get that water turned off. ktvu news crew has been there since 4:30. we're going to get a live update. a new update coming up at 5:30. >>> happening now as we were just talking about it's freezing cold around most of the bay area right now. with some temperatures dropping into the 30s and even the 20s. ktvu tara moriarty is live in walnut creek with more on the freeze warning. how cold is it there? >> 29 degrees. and you can really feel it. it's cold. it was 30 degrees when we first arrived but it's dropped a degree here on the bank sign here. is a freeze warning is in effect for your north bay valleys and mountains until 9:00 this morning. and a frost advisory in place for bay side cities in santa clara valley. temperatures are frigid in li
is still a problem here. several lanes shut down in both directions here at the intersection of jackson and santa clara street. as you can well see water still pouring up out of the roadway. this has been going on for the last 2.5 hours. this water main burst early this morning. we are getting new information right now from the police lieutenant here on scene that just told me a short time ago this is a very good size water main that burst. a 12-inch water main that broke. right in the middle of the intersection. obviously causing all these problems this morning. and lieutenant just arrived here on scene. what is the update as far as the work that city crews are doing right now? how long until the water can be shut off? >> we're hoping a half hour to 45 minutes for an update. water crews are trying to do their best to actually shut down the water. they've been able to do a lot of progress in shutting down the water. >> reporter: why is this such a complicated effort? i know firefighters were here trying to turn off the value ever. why is this more complicated? >> it's a larger break. it
:00. that will be ten days -- a ten- day limit that federal judge jackson gave last week. he ordered that justin wolfe be released because the commonwealth did not -- the commonwealth did not retry him soon enough, within a 120-day -- 120 days of when they were supposed to retry him. justin wolfe was convicted back in 2001 on murder for hire of the killing of danny petroli. he has spent the last 11 years on death row. then last year, that conviction and death sentence were thrown out. judge jackson found prosecutorial error. he said that the prosecution in the case had withheld very important evidence that would have helped justin wolfe and said that the man needed to be retried. that did not happen within the time frame and last week he ordered his release and today the judge agreed to release him. so that ten days is up tomorrow and he may be released tomorrow at 5:00. if a stay is not granted. that stay is requested right now by the attorney general ken cuccinelli in the fourth circuit court of appeals. we'll find out tomorrow. we'll stay on this case and we'll have more for you this evening. back
hoping to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. they have five days to do it. >> hallie jackson joins us live with more on that. >> the other deadline has to do with the debt ceiling. the treasury is making moves. otherwise we have the debt limit on monday. that is the last day of fiscal cliff talks. the president departed hawaii to return to washington where it is not just the temperature that is chillier. talks cooled over the holidays over how to avoid the massive tax hikes. >> taxes are going to go up no matter what. they go up a lot more and that is where the political hit comes. >> house republicans point the finger at the other chamber saying the senate must act on a bill to avoid the fiscal cliff. the gop is blamed for the holdup. no further legislation can move unless republicans drop their knee-jerk obstruction. the mayfield gradual at first, except on wall street. >> the reaction of the financial markets and the stock markets. you could see something quick. >> a top ceo is hoping to jolts them into action. >> i am maintaining my optimism that we will see the republicans and ad
the keystone oil pipeline, and new revelations of a coal-fired plant. jackson is expected to step down as president obama has a state of the union address. >> the president of the nra is weighing in on david gregory and his decision to put a high capacity ammunition clip on meet the press, which also caught the attention of d.c. police. >> there are two lessons don't ask the government what is legal and what is not legal because half the people don't know, and second that is a silly felony. >> it is illegal to have the high ammunition high capacity ammunition clip in the district. they say the incident demonstrates how outdated some gun laws are. a local man who has spent years on death row could soon be out of prison. >> the case has been ongoing for years, and now his mother says finally her son could soon be free. our northern virginia bureau chief has more on the newfound hope for the family. >> he has missed the last putt 12 christmases. >> this time, terry steinberg hopes that her son, who has sat in solitary confinement on death row 11 years will be free. she was shot after she
forces can have a beautiful side. the storm generated this end-to-end rainbow as it passed near jackson, mississippi. let's get to alexandra steele. >> the legs on this thing are insane. certainly one for the record books. on the snow side and on the severe side, mobile, two tornadoes, one yesterday and then one five days before that. it was the greatest christmas day tornado outbreak on the records, for the record books since records have been kept. in denver, the first white christmas in three years. dallas, the 4 inches of snow. last time that happened, 1926. in little rock, 9 inches. last time they had any measurable snow of that nature was in 1926. must have been a snowy year that year. here's the big picture. the good news, the severe has moved east out of mobile and out of birmingham, out of atlanta. it is pushing east to the 95 corridor, even east of that. the areas impacted today with a potential for tornadoes, really the eastern carolinas, from raleigh down through jacksonville. and believe it or not, even tampa, potentially. but it doesn't look like the threat will be nearly
announced that she is not going to campaign in 2012 for barack obama. >> host: the role of jesse jackson in barack obama's early political career. >> guest: that's very unknown, and i was very fortunate in being able to find out about that. jesse jackson is still a highly regarded figure in the african-american community in chicago. and when obama started running for the u.s. senate, he was add add -- advised to go to jackson and get some help from jackson regarding foreign policy issues, domestic policy issues, but even more important, his speaking, his oratory needed some work. and they thought that jesse could help him. and jackson agreed to do so. and every saturday for a whole year barack obama was invited to the push rainbow meeting that jackson held where jackson worked with obama on his oratory and his delivery of speeches. and he improved tremendously. guess what? since he was elected president, barack obama has not invited jesse jackson to the white house once. he has totally, completely cut himself off from jesse jackson. no one seems to know exactly why except that it appears
it jesse jackson and barack obama's early political career? >> that's very unknown and i was very fortunate being able to find out about that. jesse jackson is still a highly-regarded figure in the african-african- american community in chicago and when obama started running for the u.s. senate, he was advised, go to jackson and get some help from jackson regarding foreign-policy issues, domestic policy issues, but even more important, his oratory needed some work and he thought that jesse could help them. jackson agreed to do so and every saturday for a whole year, barack obama was invited to the push rainbow meeting that jackson held, where jackson worked with obama on his oratory and his delivery of speeches. he improved tremendous lay. guess what? since he was elected president, barack obama has not invited jesse jackson to the white house once. he is totally completely cutting himself up -- cutting himself off from jesse jackson. no one seems no exact ui except that it appears that there would be a -- the object of jackson being in the white house might give the signal to white voters
. it is at the intersection of jackson and santa clara. mike belts and is on the scene. >> you can see the water continuances bill and to the intersection. it is pulling in the crosswalk and creating a mess for crews out here this morning. they continue to try to close the valve here and turn the water off at the intersection. this began just after 330 this morning and crews are still trying to turn the water off. that should happen any minute now and they're doing that using a special tool. they're bringing it and how to use it to help force close the valve on the water main. that will determine help them determine whether and not the pipe burst or there is a problem with the valves. from there crews will come in and repair whatever problem it is. they hope that the water turned off the next couple of minutes when there is no telling when this intersection will reopen. >> it looks like traffic is flowing ok? >> they are worried as the morning progresses there will be a residual back up but there is a partial closure in all four directions. you can get through but it is down to one lane. >> congress has near
ago apa lisa jackson is stepping down after the president's state of the union speech in january. jackson starting with the agency as a staff level scientist back in 1987. during her tenure as administrator she tackled pollution problems in poor community communities. oil drilling and coal regulations. all those things on her plate. jackson said she is confident epa is headed in the right direction. >>> winter storm causing some real headaches. millions of folks in the mid-atlantic states, we're looking at heavy snow, torrential rain, strong winds, dangerous travel conditions from here, washington, d.c., all the way to maine. snowfall is especially heavy in northern new york, new england. up to a foot of snow could fall there. drew cuomo is urging folks to stay off the road if possible. it is wet, lever, raising the risk of falling tree limbs, making shoveling the sidewalk harder, we all know that. the storm is not expected to leave the region until tomorrow. not soon enough for millions of people trying to catch a plane for the holiday week, but they can't. more than 360 flights
of jackson a difficult one to say the least. it added up to a chaotic christmas day for a good chunk of the country. >> oh my god look, that's a tornado. oh, wow. >> reporter: skies over mobile, alabama, turned ominous as the storms approached. residents ran for cover as it touched down. >> we stepped out and you could see it doing its thing and then it came behind the church. >> i prayed to god as loud as i cou could, i was praying for my safety and i knew the truck was shaking. i prayed that the truck stayed put and god would protect me and the ones in walgreens. >> reporter: tornado sirens blaired. >> it's right there. >> reporter: many grabbed cameras to catch what appeared to be a funnel cloud forming. >> we have to hurry and get past this. >> reporter: the winds knocked out electricity to more than 20,000 people across the state, damage was widespread, more than 30 reports of tornadoes from texas to alabama. the day got off to a rough start in oklahoma, more than 20 weeks were involved in an early morning accident that shut down interstate 40 joust outside oklahoma city. texas
weather continues into the night. let's get to meteorologist ron jackson from ktfw fox 4 in dallas. tell us, ron, specifically what you know about mobile and what you know about what's happened in your area. >> well, jamie, here in the dallas-fort worth area we have officially had four tenths of an inch of snow on the ground. that's the first time we have had snow on the ground in 37 years here in the dallas-fort worth area. we are definitely not used to it. most of the snow fallen has moved off to the northeast. right now we are battling, biggest concern will be traffic problems. temperatures are expected to drop down low to mid 20's with streaks. we are not used to weather conditions like this where a lot of facilities have sand andg conditions for the roads, we just don't have that we do have some sand trucks but a big problem tonight will be the icy streets as temperatures drop down into the low 20's here in north texas. pretty unusual. >> all right. well we want to keep an eye as well on these twisters. thank you so much, ron for the situation where you are. but in mobile, alabama n
. joey jackson is going to come in. >>> they wanted to see what life is like under the sea. but the shark exhibit gave them a whole lot more than they bargained for. stay tuned for that. >> good moaning to you. it is 21 minutes after the hour. here's a look at the headlines. chicago mobster frank calibri senior died in prison. he passed away on christmas day. he hensen tensed to life in prison for the murders of 18 people. three people are in the hospital this morning after an american airlines flight from miami to new york got hit with some really nasty turbulence. the flight was caught in a massive storm system over the east coast while flying over north carolina. >> thank you very much. some lawmakers get their way the government and law enforcement officers could read your e-mails. and they won't need your permission. so what are your rights and what do you need to know. nice to see you. >> it is early. >> yes, it is early. >> all of this started with a bill that would give people a right to post on facebook which videos they were watching. >> what happened is way back in 1986 they we
to the nation's capital. hallie jackson has the latest. >> congress is heading backed to washington tomorrow. any plan may come down to the wire. president obama spent part of his christmas greeting troops in hawaii. >> we have the finest military in the world. >> tonight he leaves for washington and a state of gridlock as lawmakers struggle to come to a compromise. members of the house and senate are heading back to capitol hill tomorrow. the present hopes the break would provide some perspective. >> everybody can drink some eggnog and have some christmas cookies. >> and return to washington after john boehner failed to get enough support for a plan b that would raise taxes on those making more than a million dollars a year. >> what the present has offered will not do anything to solve our spending problems and begin to address our nation's crippling debt. >> with the january 1 deadline quickly approaching, some are worried we could fall off. >> if that happens, it would be the most colossal act of congressional irresponsibility in a long time. >> the president is expected to arrive tomorro
hallie jackson. how is the president responding? >> the president is on his way to hawaii after thinking leaders overnight for coming to a deal. >> the motion is adopted. >> 2013 begins with a bang. >> this was a monumental task especially with the time of growing short. >> most of us will not see higher income taxes except for families making more than $ 450,000. the social security payroll tax cut is expiring. the bill extends unemployment benefits to the end of 2013. the president is now headed towards hawaii. he had hoped for more of a grand bargain. >> there wasn't enough support for a larger agreement. >> this measure sets up more battles moving forward as john boehner promises to push in forms to the entitlement reprograms that are driving the country more and more into debt. >> the senate and president failed to meet their own stated obligations which was to bring us a balanced bill. >> one of the next big battle revolves around the debt ceiling, making sure the u.s. has enough to pay its bills. hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a busy new year's morning thanks to a hotel party
phil jackson. >> julia: too early. >> eric: we'll go to maria molina. yes, no? i am sorry, check out this video. it is new surveillance video of a tornado stuck in mobile, alabama. there you go. parking lot of a walgreen's store. the strong winds lifting up the cars in the parking lot. fortunately no one was seriously hurt . now, we can talk about going to maria molina . take it away maria. sorry about that. >> no problem. fortunately we'll not see tornadic activity in the south but areas hit hard with tornados in alabama and mississippi will be getting rainfall today. we have a brand new storm system that we are track bringing get more snow on the northeast as we head into torm tomorrow and that storm that just left. expecting a dry day. we got 20 inches was snow in upstate new york and across new england . get ready. another round of snow. it will not be as powerful as the last storm we saw in the last couple of days. there is snow fall nothing southern parts of minnesota and wisconsin and norgern ilillinois and widespread in iowa. you will look at 3-six inches of snow and nothing
painting technique, what artist earned the nickname "jack the dripper"? jackson pollock, salvador dali, jasper johns, marcel duchamp. >> i believe it was jackson pollock. a--final answer. meredith: it is jackson pollock. [cheers and applause] all right, let's hope for a bigs dollar amount behind this question. whatever it is, we'll take it. oh, my goodness. >> yes! yes! meredith: $15,000. $37,200. nicely played, john. >> [whimpers] meredith: 8 away from a million. "foreign leaders" is the category. in the 1950s and '60s, what asian country had a president who was affectionately referred to by his citizens as "uncle ho"? japan, india, vietnam, china. >> i believe this refers to ho chi minh, and i believe the answer would be c--vietnam. meredith: final? >> yeah. final answer. meredith: yeah, you're sticking around-- [cheers and applause] how much money is behind this question? $500. >> all right. it's all good. meredith: $47,700. we're gonna be back with more "millionaire" ri[ man ] when you want to give your immune system some support try new airborne hot soothing mix! with zinc, echina
of the environmental protection agency, lisa jackson, is leaving her post. in a statement, she said she will leave the epa confident the ship is sailing the right direction. the president released a statement praising lisa jackson for taking steps to protect our air and water, helping to combat climate change and passing new fuel economy standards. republican lawmakers and industrial groups often accused her and the epa of killing jobs, making it harder for american companies to compete on the world stage. >>> every year thousands of american families save russian children from horrific conditions but that could stop. critics say it's all because russia's president is making a political ploy. we speak with a family about their efforts to adopt a russian child and what the move means to them. pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> russia set to ban american families from adopting russian children and dozens of
jackson, nicki minaj. two will be attending the premier on january 9th at the amc hoffman theater centers in alexandria, virginia. you must be 18 to enter and you can see all the rules on our website, myfoxdc.com. >> will we see any fights this year like between nikki and mariah. >> i think they've already had a couple. >> it's another season, it's another opportunity. >> yes. definitely. >>> what's going on? >> what season is it now? >> 12. >> there's been 12 seasons of that? >> i can't -- huh-uh. >> wow! >>> your weather forecast heading back to school, heading back to work this morning, we're looking fine. it is cold out if you're walking to school, that kind of thing, you should be ready for a winter day. it should be nice and dry out there, even if you're waking up with a little cloud cover. don't despair. we have more sunshine in the forecast. it'll actually be a really nice day today. 37 in washington currently, 36 in annapolis, so you can see temperatures are on the cool side and we hit the freezing mark here north and west in many communities here. fredrick 32. good morning hage
approve the keystone pipeline. an exclusive report in "the new york post" says she, lisa jackson, resigned in protest. the president previously rejected the plans for the pipeline. but jackson said he could approve the plan as soon as march or april. a spokesman for jackson said she resigned for new challenges and reports based on anything else are entirely false. >>brian: 12 minutes after the top of the hour on this wednesday. don't tell this guy al qaeda is on its heels. terrorists put a massive bounty on a u.s. ambassador's head. >>brian: markets are reacting last night. we'll go to stuart varney to see if europe's response is indicative of what the u.s. response will be on the market today. as stuart swag tkpwers in for the -- as stuart swaggers in for the new [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. >>brian: overseas stock markets seem to be breathing a sigh of relief
" and after that another hobbit movie, it will be a "hobbit" trilogy. >> peter jackson is just really churning them out. >> will tolken wrote a lot of books and he's jackson is turning them out one another. there's some in the tolkien community wonder if there's too much hobbit. he stretched one book to three movies. i don't know if you saw the first one. >> three movies that will make a lot of money. >> the first is almost three hours long. >> were they all shot at the same time like other movies? >> all pretty much shot at the same time. there's still work to do on the other two post production stuff but peter jackson has the last "hobbit" movie and second pretty much all done on his computer. just doing post production stuff. >> and shooting it in his native new zealand. >> it's a boon for the economy. >> wonderful setting. there's going to be a "star trek" film coming out? >> why not. j.j. abrams, people thought he couldn't do it, casting young actors, schatner and kirk and spock, younger guys playing the roles and it was a huge hit, coming down with original story "star trek: into darknes
. there will be another change in president obama's cabinet heading into his second term. lisa jackson administrator for the environmental protection agency will be stepping out after the state of the union peach next month. jackson cited the epa's progress in food, water, and air quality and also energy independence. jackson started at the agency as a scientist 25 years ago. humans of weapons show up in los angeles. from hand guns to revolvers and rifles and even assault weapons. just a sampling of guns traded for grocery gift cards. efull ap? who do you think i am, quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based on today's incredibly low interest rates... right from your iphone or android smartphone. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. . >> some
an unexplained departure. lisa jackson, the epa administrator, announces she will be leaving her post next month. heather: and it's a cornerstone of a healthy diet. but the price of milk could see a major hike. because of a truman era farm bill in the fiscal cliff. we will explain coming up next. greg: i love milk. also, politics and the lives of orphans. banning u.s. families from adopting russian children from and what it might mean for the future of parents everywhere who want to adopt children overseas really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. heather: welcome back. epa administrator lisa jackson up and down after four years on the job. her tenure has been marked by controversy. including a high-profile fight with republicans over t
for millions of americans. holly is at the world's busiest airport, hartsfield jackson in atlanta. what are you seeing there? >> reporter: well, joe, it's pretty steady here. it's getting a little bit more crowded as the evening goes on. but i can tell you that some people are heading home after christmas and finding it tough to travel today because of that massive storm barreling through the country. it's wreaking havoc on the roads and in the air. snow, ice and high winds. >> we want to get out. >> it's always scary when you're flying that you'll be stuck in the airport. >> reporter: as massive storm it that left many in the midwest and parts of the south with a white christmas is pounding the northeast with briz ard-like conditions forcing hundreds of flights to be delayed or canceled. the highways were not much better as officials warned people to stay off the roads. especially in the midwest where icy conditions made driving treacherous. on christmas day as many as 30 tornadoes bounced across texas, louisiana, mississippi, and alabama. the hardest hit, mobile, where a twister ripped throug
obama's administration is stepping down. lisa jackson, head of the veermtal protection agency. jackson answers tenure includes mat matches. they've praised the effort with families close. >>> the late senator daniel inouye's successor will be sworn in today. hawaii's lieutenant governor flew to washington with president obama earlier today. he was chosen for the position by neal abercrombie despite inouye's choice that colleen take his seat. he's just 40 years old. >>> and russian president vladimir putin says he will sign a law banning adoptions of russian children by american citizens. putin has indicated he is, quote, retaliating against an american law that punishes russians accused of human rights violations. the state department says it is deeply troubled by provisions in the russian bill. >>> if senate seats could be won by persistence alone, scott brown might just take the prize. he lost in a marathon of a battle against elizabeth warren just last month. now, scott brown may be gearing up for his third election in just as many years, something that he alluded to in his senate f
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messy weather though check out the rebels fighting near jackson mississippi. even as the thick white clouds rushing by this time let lapse video. forecasters expected to be drier here today and tomorrow and for the grain could pop up again friday. a southern california-based company has successfully tested a reusable rocket it helps to make it cheaper to go into space. space acts released a video showing the test of its grasshopper rocket. during the 297 flight grasshopper blasted 131 ft. into the air. the 10 stories tall cylinder hovered momentarily and then landed safely. earlier this year, a space x rackets and the capsule full of cargo zipping through toward the international space station and a first of its kind delivery for nasa. the rocket failed on the second mission to be put a commercial satellite into effect a correct orbit. china opened the world long as high-speed rail line. there was nearly 1,500 mi. from the country's capital to the north and southern china. the line officially opened early this morning. trains on a high-speed line will initially run a one- handed hund
at work today. >> reporter: this is home video of a twister near jackson, mississippi. [ sirens ] part of a band of storms that ripped through the south last night. 21 tornadoes, a record for christmas day. >> look at that tornado. it's coming towards us. >> reporter: and in mobile, alabama, you can see the flashes as this tornado ripped apart transformers, leaving thousands without power. they've got a big cleanup ahead. and while no major injuries were reported, it was a very scary night for a lot of people. >> it's the most horrible feeling in the world to watch it coming at you and there's nowhere to go. it was just terrifying, really terrifying. >> reporter: that was ellen seer, and this is ellen seer's suv, the one that she rode out the tornado in as it was passing right overhead. if this tree had not locked down this suv, ellen may have very well been the first casualty from the historic christmas day outbreak. >> that was the weather channel's jim cantore right there and mike seidel reporting. in a few minutes, we'll have the forecast on where the storm is headed today. that's
weather. check out this rainbow bell spotted near jackson, mississippi. if you concede that white clouds rushing by in this time lapse video. forecasters expect it to be a little drier here today and tomorrow. they do predict rain that could pop up again on friday. to >> richmond is looking at pretty good rain that is falling. just south of pinole we do have wet weather. also heading to the south bay we do see a fourth half moon bay. it is also near palo alto. we do have rain falling in this is generally moving from the northwest into the southeast. as you look at some of the conditions we are looking at not widespread showers but a little bit scattered mount hamilton is picking up a little bit of a winter remakes. they have freezing rain mixing. there are showers that will decrease by tamara. it will be dry and fairly pleasant. showers to arise for friday we're looking for milder conditions for your new year's day. >> 49 degrees in san francisco. napa is sitting at 38 degrees. here is your satellite radar picture. you can see that all of this blue is showing that all the snow that fell
, the head of the epa just announced she is stepping down. lisa jackson has held the position for the past four years. the epa said jackson plans to leave her post after the president makes his state of the union speech next month. she said she is ready for new challenges and wants to spend more timimwith her family. >> a claim of facebook privacy breaches involving the founder's sister. she said she posted a family photograph fortunes on facebook. a woman she said she doesn't know saw it and put it on twitter thinking was a public photograph. she lashed out at the woman and the woman said she thought it was public because it was in her news feed. it turns out the only reason she saw it is because she is friends with another sister tagged in the picture. >>> the yacht commissioned by the late steve job social security free to sail to the united states. the designer said he was owed 4 million and the yacht was impounded. now he said he has reached a settlement. it's still in europe because bad weather is keeping it at the dock. >> a santa cruz biologist said seaports otters eat sea urchin
winslet married british tycoon. and singer janet jackson's engagement to her bit of of two years, a businessman, set for a wedding in the spring in qatar. >>> if you shout max in a dog park, the top female and male dog names followed by buddy. and they're in and old classics like rover are out. good morning. center traffic guy bob hurt zog is going viral with his dance antics. >> you can't go that way. ♪ ♪ try to get to work on time i'm just the man to get threw frere home ♪ ♪ no no no i'm the traffic man ♪ >> he's actually really good. he has a future there. after a year of dancing, hurt zog put together all his best performances and posted them on youtube. more reason to love a viral sensation traffic man. 8:04, let's go back outside to savannah and willie. >> good stuff. >> looks like we all need to make a little more effort. >> gave us ideas. >> thank you. >> and now sending it over to maria for the weather. >> and soon to be grandparents, we have a sweet 16. what's your birthday wish for yourself and savannah, any ideas? >> no. >> how about a tiara? >> yeah. >> sti
is leaving. and jackson's tenure was marched by brawls over global warming pollution. the keystone pipeline and coal fired plants. the president praising her efforts, calling her commitment to the health of families unwavering. >>> former senator chuck hagel's possible nomination as defense secretary is taking another hit today. i want to show you this. take a look. it is the new ad from the log cabin republicanss. it says chuck hagel is wrong on iran, wrong on israel and wrong on gay rights. he's been criticized for his past remarks on the gay community, on israel and for his opposition to take unilateral actions against iran. take a listen. >> that trial balloon has been popped. the senator hagle as a possibility for secretary of defense has lost a lot of altitude. >> here so explain why it matters is democratic strategist jimmy williams. jimmy, in all fairness, though, when it comes to gay rights, hagel has many coout to apologize for those remarks that he made almost 15 years ago. explain the unique situation that hagel is in here where he's being hit from both sides, democrats and can
. jackson found herself caught between administration pledges to solve controversial problems and steady resistant from groups that complaint the rules destroy jobs and make it harder for american companies to compete internationally. that is from the ap. steny hoyer will talk about the looming fiscal cliff during a briefing later today. that will be about 2:15 eastern and we'll have that life for you here on c-span. kent conrad is retiring after 26 years in office. he talked about partisanship in the senate and his time working on economic issues including his time on the bowles-simpson commission. this is 30 minutes. >> we're talking in a week full of farewell speeches. what is that like? >> it has been great. i have that going away party the night before. a lot of my colleagues were there. then the farewell speech in which i had a chance to reflect on my service here but also to challenge my colleagues to finish the job on the grand bargain to get our fiscal house in order and i laid out the specifics on what would be a genuine compromise between the two sides. it was satisfying. >> w
me for a look back at the presidential highs and lows of 2012, usa today's david jackson. good afternoon, rather, how are you? >> good afternoon, luke, thanks for having me. >> so what do you say are some of the biggest moments of the year? i would say supporting same-sex marriage was certainly very significant, the immigration executive order he signed, which were two politically expedient, albeit controversial issues, that he took head on. >> that's right, we just saw one of the most famous moments was the gay marriage declaration, which was kind of an accident, if you recall. vice president biden went on a sunday show and expressed his support and the white house felt increased pressure and decided to move up president obama's own announcement to a few days after. the rollout wasn't what the white house wanted but something they'd been thinking about for a long time. the immigration issue, presidents who face opposition in congress often resort to executive actions. obama even had a program for it called "we can't wait." the most famous "we can't wait" provision was on immig
we thought you should know. epa administrator jackson the latest member of the cab note announce she's stepping down next month and ready for new challenges and time with her family. her tenure marked by high profile brawls with industry and congressional republicans over issues of global warming, pollution and of course the keystone oil pipeline. also new controls on coal fired plants, as well. >>> court dwokmentes show mike crapo of utah admitted several shots of vodka before being arrested early sunday in alexandria, virginia. released on $1,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court january 4th. >>> finally, new study shows that african-american voter turnout in november may have topped the rate for whites for the first time ever. the study says that turnout rate for all voters fell more than 3% be white voters accounting for most of that drop. and those are just a few of the things we thought you should know on this thursday. >>> time for the gut check in the wake of the connecticut school shooting tragedy, gun rights advocates are offering firearms training for teachers. in ariz
fixed average was up three point* 3%. after four years on the job the epa's administrator jackson is resigning expecting to leave after the "state of the union" address in january. sea world entertainment filing for the ipo coming three years after the orlando based operator was acquired by blackstone group at 2.5 billion dollars. they purchased them from anheuser-busch and as. this is the latest from fox business, giving you the power to prosper. >> russia hosting peace talks to end the civil unrest over 20 months. will they encourage president aside to step down? let's go to our correspondent from jerusalem. >> so far the russians have said they will not encourage aside to step down but it must be solved from dialogue. and he said he felt syria could go into a bloody mess but some feel we already have of bloody mess with 45,000 people killed. the rebels tightened the noose on some of the larger power base like damascus and other areas where there is fighting right now but the russians have been the biggest protector that if some point* russia will abandon assad the rebels think
the michael jackson black or white video -- >> not everybody fits that. >> michael jackson video black or white where literally there are people who are white and they then went to black. was that offensive? >> that's an interesting conversation. undecided. the jury will be back on this one later. >>> coming up ahead on "starting point" "the devil wears prada" meets washington, d.c. alina is all excited. >> that was great. >> we're talking about a juicy new novel about a young girl working for a demanding new senator. the authors of "capitol hell" up next. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. your soups are so awes
have to say joey jackson joining us former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, and trial attorney rebecca rose woodland. i didn't see in that video whether that was either of you two in the range but i digress. i got more responses when i posed this question out to the internet world than i have on a lot of issues. >> oh, yeah. jamie: joey, do the people who may claim there was a breach of their privacy even owe the paper obtained the information legally have a case? >> they have no case whatsoever, all right? now this is obviously a major public policy concern. in the wake of these shootings which has devstated the country, right? people are concerned, people have a right to know. what did the paper do? what they did as you mentioned, jamie, they acted through legal channels. they filed a foia request. what does that mean? freedom of information law. this is information the general public could have obtained on their own. the paper obtained it. finally, listen to this, there is a provision within foia and it says if the government feels request is unduly intrusive or invase i hav
in president obama's cabinet. lisa jackson for the environmental protection agency will step down from her post after the president's state of the union speech. she began in 1987 as a scientist. >>> talk back question for you today. will america ever come together on guns? your responses, next. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by or
academic credentials. but what could be more scandalous than the world of politics? jesse jackson jr. goes mia for several months, it's later discovered he's receiving treatment for bipolar depression. federal authorities are looking into whether jackson jr. was skimming campaign funds to remodel his house. the congressman later resigned. a beleaguered gsa accused of wasting your tax dollars, this worker raps about how he dreams of being the commissioner and wasting the government's money on cash bonuses to his fellow bureaucrats. >> today's vote may make for good political theater in the minds of some, but it is at base both a crass effort and a grave disservice to the american people. >> reporter: and for the first time in history, a sitting attorney general held in contempt by congress after refusing to release more documents into the botched operation fast and furious. the obama administration coming under even more scrutiny over a september 11th terror attack at the u.s. consulate in bicep ghazi that killed -- benghazi that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. u.s. am
'm pleased to yield one minute to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: i add my appreciation to mr. dreier as well and ask the question, why are we here think? know why i'm here. to protect working -- i know why i'm here. to protect working american, the vulnerable and the middle class. at the end of the clinton administration we had $5 trillion in surplus and it went out the window with tax cuts, bush tax cuts, and wars that we could not pay for. so i stand here today to say that working class and the vulnerable have the unemployment insurance and earned income tax and cuts in their taxes that they really need. but we still have work to do. want to make sure that we restore some very serious cuts that impact on the health care of americans and we have work to do on the sequestration and our fight is the same fight with the alcio. we want to make sure that the working americans don't pay for the rich getting richer. we're going to cut against cuts and what we have to do today is to
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